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Jim Beam’s Fred Noe: Stuck at Home and Planning a Farewell Tour (Episode 825: June 28, 2020)

Fred Noe became Jim Beam’s seventh master distiller in 2007 when his father, the legendary Booker Noe, retired. 13 years...

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Calls for Change & Diversity in the Whisky Community (Episode 823: June 14, 2020)

Recent protests over racism and police brutality against African-Americans have led to greater calls for diversity throughout American society, and...

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Terroir in Whisky: Terrific Concept or Terrible Myth? (Episode 791: November 3, 2019)

Want to start an argument among whisky lovers? Just ask whether there’s “terroir” in whisky. Terroir is the French term...

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Speed Rack: Women Shaking Cocktails for a Cause (Episode 707: June 17, 2018)

There are plenty of cocktail competitions for bartenders, but Speed Rack was one of the first to highlight women working...

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Nearest Green’s Legacy Gets a New Home (Episode 675: January 7, 2018)

Last November, Fawn Weaver told us about her mission to spread the story of Nathan “Nearest” Green, the former slave...

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Whisky With a Place (Episode 657: September 3, 2017)

The concept of terroir is frequently discussed among wine lovers, but the whisky world has been more reluctant to discuss...

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Episode 595: June 25, 2016

Willie Cochrane retired last month after 39 years at Jura Distillery, and spent the last 11 of them as the...

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